METUCHEN, NJ - Students from Saint Joseph High School hosted the 6th Annual Brothers of the Sacred Heart High School Mission Experience recently. The tradition started in 2014, bringing students and teachers from various Brothers of the Sacred Heart Catholic Schools together each summer in service to a local community.
This year's work was hosted by St. Joseph's High School of Metuchen. 40 students from the following Brothers of the Sacred Heart Schools participated:
- St. Joseph's High School, Metuchen, NJ
- Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua, NH
- Brother Martin High School, New Orleans, LA
- Catholic High School, Baton Rouge, LA
- Monsignor McClancy High School, Queens, NY
- St. Stanislaus College, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
During their time together the students collaborated on several projects and spent time in service to others around Woodbridge Township. The students painted benches, spread mulch on playgrounds, weeded and cleaned up water gardens and documented and picked up trash on the beach. One day the students took a break from weeding around solar panels at Great Expectations and played with children in daycare.
“The program was designed with a goal of teaching students the value and necessity of being in service to others,” said Tracey Coudriet, Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Joseph. “We hope that the work what we do helps and supports the communities where we work.”
This annual summer program is open to students in any of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Schools. In recent years, volunteers with this program have engaged in mission work in Biloxi, MS and Houma, LA.
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